Two tries at the breathalyzer? 0
You soon may get two tries on the breathalyzer before a police officer gets to write an immediate roadside prohibition.
Victoria announced its proposed amendments Thursday, addressing a November court ruling that deemed on-the-spot suspensions as unconstitutional. Under the amendments, officers would be required to offer two breathalyzer tests, with the lower result chosen.
Police would also have to submit documents on breathalyzer calibration, and would be required to file sworn reports of the tests to their superior.
"B.C.'s tough, immediate roadside prohibitions will continue to deter people from drinking and driving, and continue to enable police to immediately remove alcohol-impaired drivers from our roads, enhancing public safety," Justice Minister Shirley Bond said in a statement.